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states, including texas and florida. that could mean four million fewer people would qualify for medicaid. governors in eight other states have also said they leaning toward opting out. health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius said today she has received letters from a dozen governors who support another part of the law- - the creation of the insurance exchanges that allow consumers to compare health plans. but the medicaid expansion remains an expensive sore spot for others. in nevada, we turn to jon ralston, political columnist, the "las vegas sun." in texas, to emily ramshaw, editor of the "texas tribune," and here with an overview in washington, to margot sanger- katz, health care correspondent for "national journal." march go, i want to start with you. give us a sense in general about what this resistance is about, who is resisting and why. >> i think there are two main reasons why we're seeing resistance from governors, one i think is political. they don't like the health care reform law, they have made arguments against it all along and this is a way of rejecting it an
in on us. >> woodruff: and in houston, texas, they sent ballplayers scrambling for cover. the scares come after high temperatures are being blamed for at least 46 deaths and loss of power for close to a million people last week. for over 11 consecutive days, temperatures exceeded 100 degrees across much of the country. meanwhile, out west, wildfires fueled by near-record droughts have raged for weeks in colorado, forcing residents to leave their homes. nationwide, fires burned 1.3 million acres in june alone, the second highest acreage burned in june of any year. now, the national oceanic and atmospheric administration, noaa, is reporting the first half of this year was in fact the hottest on record, with 170 all-time heat records matched or broken. noaa has issued a report attempting to assess the role climate change, including human factors, played, if any, in six global extreme weather events in 2011. about one of those, the report asked if the human influence on climate made the 2011 texas drought more probable? it concluded that it did. the report also examined climate change's role
on a prisoner last night in texas-- the state that executes more convicts than any other. >> suarez: as delegates arrive in washington for an international aids conference, we have two progress reports: gwen ifill gets an update from the director of the united nations program on aids. >> brown: and we assess the epidemic here in our nation's capital, where the infection rate is the highest in the country. >> we have people who will be tested repeatedly in hopes that one of those tests will be negative so that they can say i don't have h.i.v. we have people who think they can pray their h.i.v. away. >> suarez: plus, as part of his ongoing series, hari sreenivasan talks with native americans about the search for solutions to the effects of climate change on their tribal lands. >> brown: that's all ahead on tonight's "newshour." major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: and the william and flora hewlett foundation, working to solve social and environmental problems at home and around the world. and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... th
.s. district court in washington over whether texas can require voters to show photo identification at polling places. the obama administration blocked the law last year saying it was unfair to minority voters. texas then sued the u.s. government citing political motives. the law is one of several recent disputes over the 1965 voting rights act, which prohibits discriminatory voting practices. the supreme court upheld a similar photo i.d. law in indiana in 2009. nearly 50 years after their plane went down, the remains of six airmen who disappeared during the vietnam war were buried at arlington national cemetery today. the remains were buried in a single casket, after being discovered last year by american and laotion search teams. for decades, family members knew only that the plane sent out a "mayday" signal while flying over laos. all six servicemen were given posthumous promotions by the military. on wall street today, stocks slipped in a light day of trading. the dow jones industrial average lost 36 points to close at 12,736. the nasdaq fell more than five points to close above 2,931. the
merrow reports on a texas school district's approach to its high school drop-out crisis: luring students back with college courses. >> what we're looking at doing is doing education in a different way, where the colleges come together with us and start working with these young people while they're still in high school. >> suarez: judy woodruff looks back at the major decisions in this high-impact supreme court term with historian michael beschloss and marcia coyle of the "national law journal." >> ifill: and on this most american of holidays, we turn to the men who signed the declaration of independence and what happened to them after they did. >> they were placed under house arrest. they had-- they were allowed to write letters home. they were visited by physicians. no one was ever tortured. that's something i have seen over the years and it is wrong. every time i see it, i shudder. >> ifill: that's all ahead on tonight's "newshour." major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: ♪ ♪ moving our economy for 160 years. bnsf, the engine that connects us. and with the ongoing
industry. >> brown: miles o'brien has the story of an austin, texas, neighborhood that uses "smart grid" technology to track and control its energy consumption. >> the fishers have two solar volume dayic power system, sophisticated digital metres and state of the art thermostats that allow them to fine-tune their indoor climate here orion line when they're away. >> we >> woodruff: we update the presidential campaign as the candidates trade shots over outsourcing jobs. >> brown: mark shields and michael gerson analyze the week's news. >> woodruff: and we close with a report from south sudan about a flood of refugees fleeing the violence, only to encounter grim conditions in camps on the border. >> they don't have much reserve, they have been walking for six weeks, four weeks, six weeks so it is a very vulnerable group and it is the little kids and elderly are the ones that suffer the most. >> woodruff: that's all ahead on tonight's newshour. >> major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: bnsf carnegie corporation and with the >> ongoing support of these institutions and foun
looked at six of the most populous states, california, texas, illinois, virginia, new jersey and new york. the problems they face include growing medicaid spending and pension liabilities at a time when state revenues and federal grants aren't keeping pace. and it's to the last of these issues-- the fiscal problems of the states-- that we go into more detail on now. richard ravitch joins us. a former lieutenant governor of new york, he co-chaired the task force issuing today's report with former fed chairman paul volcker. also with us is susan urahn, managing director of the pew center on the states. >> dirk ravitch what jumps out is the situation is much worse than thought, much worse than states are willing to admit and worse than anybody seems to have a grasp on what to do. am i overstating these problems? >> no, you're not. and it's a function arising from things. one, there are basic expenditures like medicaid and retirement expenditures which are growing at a faster rate in state and local revenues. number two, states for a long long time had been using gimmicky to balance their bud
the signatures to the boy scouts national headquarters in irving, texas. molly hennessey-fiske of the los angeles times is following the decision and the reaction to it. she joins us from houston. molly, tell us a bit more about the boy scouts explanation for why they are reaffirming this policiment policy -- policy, what are they saying. >> it's interesting the announcement made yesterday. reaffirmed the policy, it reiterated what had already been said and it came at a time as you mentioned when they're having these protests and high profile appearances by jennifer turrell and others who have been outed as gay scout leaders or gay scouts. so the reaffirmation were seen by observers who i talked to yesterday as just sort of reaffirming of the character of the scouts as a more conservative organization. some of the observers who i talked to who were, has been involved in scouting, had followed scouting for decades said this just indicated how intertwined the boy scouts of america, had come with some religious organizations that sponsor a lot of troops. that this was sort of both a moral decision b
go awry. >> suarez: john merrow reports on a low income texas school district's approach to its drop-out crisis: a taste of college and hard work. >> so we're offering something that's more challenging to them, and telling them, "step up. you can have college now. it is free. it's your future. what do you want?" >> woodruff: plus, jeffrey brown talks to master storyteller jack hitt about his latest project and making his mark as a self- employed writer. >> the question i get every time i go see my mom and i still get it. she'll always ask me this question, "so when are you going to get a job?" and the answer is: "it's okay, mom. i'm never going to get a job. this is the job!" >> woodruff: that's all ahead on tonight's "newshour." major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: >> growing up in arctic norway, everybody took fish oil to stay healthy. when i moved to the united states almost 30 years ago, i could not find an omega-3 fish oil that worked for me. i became inspired to bring a new definition of fish oil quality to the world. today, nordic naturals is working to ful
. five, jim bernatchy. nancy pelosi, 35 million, freel 10, kenny marchand, republican, texas, 16 million v. the 10 richest members of the house >>> question, what do these rich house numbers tell you? >> it's easier to run for office when you have that cushion of some wealth, although interestingly, a lot of self-funding really rich candidates fail, because they think because i'm rich, and i've succeeded at something else, i can jump into politics and be a success at that when actually having experience in politics help. and two, it really helps to have to go out and raise money, because that's another way you get -- >> do you think that you really must have a cushion, a financial cushion in your life, before you can make a political run, not to pay for campaign, but to pay for everything else? follow me? >> i've recommended, young people ask, and i say before you go into politics, get yourself a business or a calling or a vocation that you can fall back on when you lose. otherwise, if you get into politics -- >> what about regulating the use of money in political campaigns? >> i'm not f
markets today, prices for west texas crude and brent fell, after rising steadily for the last several days. investors sold oil futures on concerns about slower economic growth in the eurozone and what it could mean for oil and gasoline demand. one oil trader says he sees crude prices stabilizing at lower levels. >> near term, we're going to ease back a bit. i think we're probably going to be in the high 80s, maybe 85.5, maybe 87.5 will be where we are going to settle back here. until then, i don't see any reason for us to go much higher. we basically overshot our objectives here. >> susie: last night we told you about chipotle's disappointing sales growth. the upscale burrito maker blamed a cautious consumer and slowing u.s. economy. today, chipotle shares got burned. they fell almost $100 in early trading, but they were able to cut their losses and end the session down $87. restaurant rivals starbucks and panera bread also lost ground in today's trading. the past few weeks we've been and if you're planning a european summer vacation soon, you could be spending less money. the euro fell as
is getting longer with louisiana, texas, florida, wisconsin, some other states saying they're going to wait to see what happens in november before they put them in place. what can you tell her? >> we will have to see how this plays out. if the law remains in effect, basically every state is either going to have to set up its own exchange, partner with the federal government to create an exchange so the states may do some functions, pass others over to the federal government or the federal government actually steps in and runs an exchange or points another entity to run the exchange. >> suarez: by exchange we just mean a marketplace for buying insurance, right? >> exactly. for most people this is going to be a website. a website where you go on and look for various insurance products that are available in the state. as of 2014 or more properly when open enrollment begins which will be october of 2013, most americans will have access to coverage either through their state exchange again or through a federal back-up exchange. >> suarez: we have another question on that topic. >> my name is lar
that in texas, for example, a couple of years ago, there was a move by the then state regents to remove or to lessen -- the state's own history of civil rights activism, both statewide and nationally. they simply removed certain individuals. so cesar chavez got less attention in the textbook. and ronald reagan and others got more. i mean, that, for practical purposes, in terms of number of words on page, for certain acts of history -- >> and they wanted to diminish martin luther king's role and increase, enhance newt gingrich's role, right? >> right. so that in my opinion is of a piece. it's of a piece that both looks at the college as a place where history is less important to the fact of making money. the bureau of labor statistics produced a report just two years ago, in late 2009, where it identified the top ten growing fields for all americans. six of them were low-wage, entry-level service work, the preponderance of which were all in health care. basically taking care of an aging baby boomer population. so what are we gonna do about that? and -- >> you're not going to study histor
, texas, and part in detroit, where he teaches and paints. his family, like many mexicans, came here to work in the auto industry decades ago. his murals that celebrate his heritage adorn many buildings, and there are plenty to adorn. but he acknowledges that some of the outdoor graffiti isn't really art. >> the stuff's great. the only thing is when we get some gang tags, groups that want to mark their turf, and that's where things get a little rough. >> reporter: things have been rough in detroit for a long time. and so it's a town where real and so it's a town where real estate is cheap, and artists can thrive and >> reporter: 57-year-old gilda snowden-- a detroit native and expressionist painter-- has watched her city decline, never giving up hope. she works in a spacious studio in an old building where artists are welcomed. her work has been influenced by the graffiti that surrounds her. she says some old aphorisms apply to detroit. >> "a bohemian can live and an animal will die." another one: "artists make real estate." artists go into places that may not be so beautiful, but if
and all kinds of wild fires centered in texas, arizona, new mexico. it was extraordinarily hot in oklahoma. the previous year it was in russia. in 2009, there were exceptional conditions in southern australia, in the melbourne area. so these areas where the really hot and dry conditions leading to wild fires is moving around. we certainly don't expect them to occur every year, but we do expect more of them. are odds are changing for these to occur with climate change, with the global warming from the human influences on climate. >> woodruff: that's what i wanted to ask you about, too. as a scientist, what does this say is going on? >> i think it's... you know, you look out the window and you see climate change in action. this is the way it gets manifested. this normal weather events. there's the normal seasons. if we have june temperatures in march, well, you know, we have experienced them before because we get them in june. if we have a very mild winter, people like that because the winter isn't as cold. but we were breaking records then. now we're breaking records, but we're in the peak
friday about an austin, texas, neighborhood that uses "smart grid" technology to track and control its energy consumption. not everyone thinks that's a good idea. newshour correspondent spencer michels reports on some california activists who'd like to see the devices banned. >> reporter: fairfax, california-- a small, hip, politically liberal, environmentally concerned town in marin county, across the golden gate from san francisco. it's the home of valerie hood, a landscaper and activist who decided that the local utility's decision to replace her traditional gas and electric meters posed a danger to her. she doesn't want a new one-- a so-called smart meter-- that reads how much energy is being used, and transmits the figures to pacific gas and electric via radio signals. pg&e has installed nine million smart meters in northern california, part of a $2.2 billion program. it has been touted as a way to save money and energy, because the transmitted information can be used to monitor home energy use. that allows residents to use appliances when demand is low, reducing their costs. hood
scandal at lackland air force base in texas. staff sergeant luis walker is charged with 28 counts, including rape and aggravated sexual assault of female recruits. in addition, 12 male instructors at lackland are under investigation. prosecutors have identified at least 31 female victims. the fighting in syria has reached the country's capital in earnest. government tanks, troops, and helicopters battled rebels today in three southern districts of damascus. it was said to be the heaviest fighting there since the uprising began 16 months ago. meanwhile, the u.n. security council considered a so-called "chapter seven" resolution that could authorize the use of outside force in syria. we have a report narrated by lindsey hilsum of independent television news. . >> protestors blocked the road to damascus international airport today. a very public signal. president bashar al sad o upon ens are bringing the war ever nearer his seat of power. video released by the local free syrian army shares one of their member firing at a tank stuck down an alleyway. this is the second day of fighting
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